Kayak Cardio | Cardio Workout and Life Coaching Atlanta GA

Exercise in Disguise, and Just Plain Fun

Brendon BLA Barclay

Coach BLA is professionally trained in psychology and education with a B.A. degree from Morehouse College and practicum employment at Wediko Children's Services (Boston) and the Marcus Institute (Atlanta). 

BLA's experiences include Outdoor Education Instructor at Spelman College and Outdoor School Instructor for REI, a leading outdoor retailer. BLA began as founding director of Sustaining Urban Villages Inc. (SUV) providing Team Building/facilitation, Environmental Education, and Service Learning. 

SUV's projects included many client partnerships: The Dekalb County School System, The National Wildlife Federation, AmeriCorps Alums, Hands-On Atlanta/Network and Disney Parks', “Give A Day Get a Disney Day” and more. SUV developed support for urban forestry, via grants, programming, and volunteers/staff/interns for the City of Atlanta's OAC. The SUV/OAC project implemented a student technology transfer to conduct a sample census of the urban forest. 

AmeriCorps Alumni BLA was featured in a national TV commercial campaign promoting civic engagement titled "Be The Change." Oprah Winfrey Network, commercial series (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4f1LnyzXLI&t=2s), spotlighted BLA on Future Friendly Initiatives sponsored by P&G on OWN. 

BLA is a 2011 honoree of the Champion of Inspiration award from the Points of Light Institute. 2012-13 Federal Advisory Committee Member on the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps, US Department of the Interior. 

Coach BLA was a 2017 Mentoring Award recipient of the National Wildlife Federation’s, Earth Tomorrow Program. As an award-winning community service leader, degreed professional, wilderness first aid Certified, and 20+ years experience, Coach BLA works in the metro Atlanta area where he and his wife live with their 3 sons. He credits "the boys" as his most valuable experience in on-the-job training.


More and more these days people appreciate being outdoors for health and wellness. Physical health and mental health are restored while being outdoors and even spiritual health can be obtained in nature.

At KayakCardio our goal is to get you outside and to provide you an opportunity to enjoy a paddle on the lake or river. We provide everything you need for a fun and adventurous time in nature while benefiting from a by-product--exercise!

If you are focused on fitness by all means push yourself until your heart's content! You're sure to feel the results as much as if you were on any stationary machine but with much better scenery!

KayakCardio is here for everyone to enjoy without the hassle of hauling your own equipment. It's "exercise in disguise & just plain fun!"

Where We Kayak

Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain, Georgia



What We Provide


Discover the thrill of kayaking with Coach BLA, where adventure meets tranquility on the water.

Cardio Workout

Elevate your fitness with Coach BLA's dynamic cardio workouts, designed to boost your heart health and energize your day.

Team Fun

Our kayaking outings are an exciting blend of adventure, camaraderie, and a light workout on the water.

Kayaking Options

Kayak Cardio Office Hours

By Appointment Only

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